Participants with clinical trials through Omnicom can now use their personal health record information to locate and store information. The company is using the CCR standard to transfer information. Omnicom provides software solutions for the healthcare industry in managing data with aggregation in useable formats.
It’s a changing world in clinical trials and device connectivity appears to be breaking through here too. I have posted about T-shirts and the likes that are being developed to electronically collect and submit data via blue tooth as an example. Check this post from a few months back to see what I am talking about.
LifeShirt Has Upgrade Coming Out With Bluetooth and Zigbee Wireless – A Shirt that Transmits Health Data
If you have read up on HealthVault of late, then you know about the device focus to allow consumers to easily collect their health data with no manual keyboard input. Using PHR information to find trials that one qualifies for is efficient and saves a lot of research time and potentially chasing information on trials where one may not meet the criteria. BD
OmniComm Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: OMCM), one of the fastest growing companies in the electronic data capture (EDC) marketplace, today announced that the company's TrialMaster EDC product has connected to Microsoft HealthVault. This new functionality will streamline the information flow by enabling health records and data stored in the patient's HealthVault account to be transferred into TrialMaster for inclusion with other information gathered during clinical trial participation.
Microsoft HealthVault is a personal health application platform designed to put consumers in control of their health information. HealthVault enables users to connect to and share information across the health ecosystem and facilitates the upload of data from home monitoring devices like blood glucose monitors, blood pressure cuffs and pedometers. By providing consumers with easy access to their health information HealthVault encourages them to better manage their health and wellness. TrialMaster will leverage this patient-centric platform in a variety of ways including Patient Diary, Continuity of Care Records (CCR), direct device data upload and more to provide more efficient, accurate information for those patients participating in clinical trials.
"HealthVault was developed to help consumers play a more active role in their health and wellness by giving them control of their health information," said David Cerino, general manager for the Consumer Health Solutions Group at Microsoft Corp. "By connecting to HealthVault, OmniComm enables a more connected view of a patient's data by both the consumer and the clinical trial administrator, enabling all stakeholders to make more informed decisions around the clinical trial experience."
"We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this service to HealthVault users who are also participating in clinical trials," said Randy Smith, Chief Technology Officer of OmniComm. "The versatile HealthVault platform allows us not only to retrieve patient-centric information but also share select information with patients gathered during the clinical trial process. This technology offers a true advantage in its ability to directly upload data from many devices including blood pressure monitors, heart rate monitors, glucose meters, pulse oximeters, scales and other devices thus improving data management and quality assurance."
OmniComm Systems, Inc. (www.OmniComm.com) provides customer-driven Internet solutions to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, research and medical device organizations that conduct life changing clinical trial research. OmniComm's growing base of satisfied customers is a direct result of the company's commitment to deliver products and services that ensure ease of use, faster study build, ease of integration and better performance. OmniComm's client intuitive pricing model allows companies that range from small, to large-scale institutions to safely and efficiently capitalize on their clinical research investments. OmniComm Systems, Inc. has U.S. headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL and European headquarters in Bonn, Germany, with satellite offices in New Jersey and the United Kingdom, as well as sales offices throughout the U.S. and Europe.
About Microsoft HealthVault
Microsoft HealthVault is a personal health application platform designed to put consumers in control of their health information. HealthVault provides a privacy- and security-enhanced foundation on which a broad ecosystem of providers can build innovative health and wellness solutions such as personal health records, disease management, fitness, weight loss and other Web applications. HealthVault can be used to collect and store health information that would otherwise reside in disparate systems and transfer the information between a variety of providers' health services and systems. It enables the reuse and free flow of interoperable and transportable personal health information. For more information, visit www.HealthVault.com.